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November 28, 2014

A Bike Black Friday shopping guide

Deals on bike stuff abound on Black Friday.


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November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

And now a word from this...

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November 26, 2014

Congressman’s fruitcake ice cream will help buy gift bikes for Portland kids

This is definitely our favorite ice cream charity partnership ever.


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TriMet bus kills man who had been walking bike in bike lane (UPDATED)

The man had reportedly been banging on the back of the bus before his death.


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Light and warmth: New Portland Design Works Lars Rover and Showers Pass baselayer

Two products from Portland-based companies are perfect for the cold and dark season.


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In letter to PBOT, BTA says Williams Ave work zone has led to injuries

BTA goes public with letter that says PBOT is not doing as much as they should to keep work zones safe.


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Ferguson, equity, and active transportation

The League helps us think about the intersection between Ferguson, equity, and active transportation.


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Does your airport have a 50-page bike plan?

Portland International Airport's new bike-pedestrian plan is probably thicker than the average city's.


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N. Williams Work Zone Update: Letter of concern written to PBOT

We know a significant portion of our members and readers bike and walk along North Williams, and many of you have expressed concern over the construction […]

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November 25, 2014

Thieves break into Gladys Bikes on Alberta, steal two bikes

Bike shop owner Leah Benson is Portland's latest bike theft victim.


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Portlanders pedal to help others at annual ‘Cranksgiving’ ride

Portland's Cranksgiving ride is a good example of doubling down on doing good.


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Save the Date: The Portland Bike Theft Summit is on December 10th

The Portland Bike Theft Summit is Wednesday December 10th.


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Sign the Petition

Urge City Council to create more off road cycling...

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November 21, 2014

How We Get There Matters: Transportation Policy and Health Training, December 11, 2015

When: December 11, 2014 (Full Day Training) Where: Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand, Portland, OR You see the results of inactivity in your medical practice […]

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November 20, 2014

Dry Storage on the Go

In winter, reliable dry storage is more important than...

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Product Party

The 2015 Product Party at Velo Cult gave shop employees a glimpse at what's coming to their...

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Street Fee Update: Letter to City Council from our Executive Director

Many of you are already aware of Portland City Council’s proposed street fee. It aims to raise new revenues in order to complete much-needed maintenance and […]

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Street Fee Update: BTA’s Executive Director testifies to City Council

Today, the BTA’s executive director Rob Sadowsky testified to Portland’s City Council regarding the proposed street fee. Sadowsky’s testimony took into account the priorities of the […]

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November 19, 2014

Nominate Your Hero!

Every once in a while, it's good to be...

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Trail Survey by Oregon State Parks

Your once-in-a-decade opportunity to weigh...

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Speak Out in Support of Portland Street Fund

Now is the time for BTA members and supporters to speak out strongly in support of the new funding and new bicycle transportation projects across the […]

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Biking Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Pedal PT Offers Physical Therapy For Bikers!

“There’s this urban myth that pain is just a part of riding a bike,” says Kevin Schmidt, owner and founder of Pedal PT. “So many people […]

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November 17, 2014

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Member Holiday Party

It’s chilly out, so come chill with the BTA while you snack on our special member-only chili. Join us Tuesday, December 9th for BTA’s Member Holiday Party. Come […]

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November 14, 2014

Bikes Have a Level of Service Too!

PSU Transportation Seminar Speaker: Nick Foster, Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates Topic:  Evaluating the Level-of-Service of Protected Bike Lanes When: Friday, November 21, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: The most recent edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) contains analysis procedures for measuring the level-of-service (LOS), also referred to […]

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What’s Up With Rain Capes?

These aren't the emergency rain poncho of your youth, rain capes are a dapper option for staying dry and classy on your bike all winter...

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November 13, 2014

“I raced at the first cyclocross event there when I was a kid.”

After years of hard work by our partners “Friends of Gateway Green,” the huge grassy tract of Northeast Portland land is finally owned by the city […]

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Moda Health: The Perfect fit For Bicyclists

Moda Health has been providing health plans for medical, dental, vision, and more for almost 60 years,and is one of Portland’s premier health plan services. It […]

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November 12, 2014

Use a saddle. It’s the law.

A violation waiting to happen.   Oregon Revised Statute 814.470 “Failure to use bicycle seat” (1) A person commits the offense of failure to use a […]

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Exploring and Supporting Rural Communities Through Cycling: Part 1

Getting to know the eastern Oregon landscape and...

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Thank You Showers Pass for Outfitting Our Bike Safety Educators!

Our bike safety educators not only teach in all sorts of weather, they bike all over the city to get to the schools they then teach […]

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November 11, 2014

Alta Planning’s Secret Strategy for Bike Commute Challenge Success

Alta Planning + Design, a planning and design firm that builds sustainable infrastructure for biking and walking, has all of the necessary components to win the […]

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November 10, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Activism for our Streets

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.5MB) This month we go back to our roots– grass roots that is. Portland’s flame of cycling activism burned out over the recession. But recently, out of the ashes comes new, exciting growth. Tori and Chris talk with Alex Reed of Bike Loud Portland, Lisa White of Bike-Walk-Vote and Boris Kaganovich […]

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November 02, 2014

Boston Did it, Could Portland?

The City of Boston has adopted a policy that all heavy trucks used by firms contracting with the City must have side-guards to protect cyclists from going under the wheels in the event of a collision. Sounds like a great component of Vision Zero to me!

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October 25, 2014

What Makes a Friendly Street?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike Speaker: Joseph Broach, Portland State University Topic: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike When: Friday, October 31, 2014, 12-1 pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Some travel routes attract people walking […]

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October 13, 2014

Requiem for a Greenway

It was after 6:30, so the bulk of the evening rush had come and gone. Clinton Street would be quiet, relaxing, exhilarating…like the olden days. Or so I thought. Before I’d even ridden a block, I got the all-too familiar “Clinton Street Salute:” a car zipping around me too quickly and too closely. It presaged […]

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October 06, 2014

Does Metro’s Climate Smart Communities Plan Do Enough for Active Transportation?

I’ve been struggling for a week with how to write this post, and I’m grateful to Michael Andersen at BikePortland, who has covered many of the great things about Metro’s Climate Smart Communities plan. That leaves me free to write to a counterpoint, questioning whether in fact it does enough for active transportation. First, let’s talk […]

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October 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Activism and Awareness

 Listen to the show (mp3, 20.1MB) Alon and Tori talk with Shannon Galpin, humanitarian and woman’s rights activist to talk about her new memoir, Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan, that tells the story of fighting for the lives of women in Afghanistan, one pedal stroke at a […]

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September 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Biking Past 50

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.9MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Ann Morrow, Jerry Smith and S. Brian Willson about the joys and challenges of riding past age fifty. Ann is the president of the Portland Wheelman Touring Club and is host of the cable TV show Cycology Today (viewed on NWbicyclesafetycouncil.org.) Jerry is also an active member […]

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August 07, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: PBOT Leadership

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Christopher and Jocelyn talk with Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat, and newly hired Active Transportation Division Manager Margi Bradwell, about PBOT funding, budgets, workplans and transformation to get to Vision Zero.

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August 05, 2014

Policymaker’s Ride Recap

Last Friday, Chris Smith and myself joined approximately 150 fellow riders on Cycle Oregon’s 10th annual Policymaker’s Ride. Other participants of the ride ran the entire spectrum of invested parties from the Mayor & his wife to city council members to health professionals and more. Indianapolis’ mayor Greg Ballard participated at the invitation from Portland […]

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